Savings Bank Music Hall
facts about Metroland
actor and musician Jimmy Fallon, a cast member on Saturday
Night Live from 1998 to 2004, and soon to be the host
of NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, worked reception
and sold classified ads for Metroland in 1995.
10 employees (we think a few more) have left Metroland
only to return for a second (or third) stint.
Jones, a Metroland staff writer during the late ’80s
and early ’90s, was a member of the Weather Underground and
was instrumental in the 1969 Days of Rage in Chicago; facing
charges stemming from those violent protests, he skipped his
court date and spent more than a decade living on the lam.
softball team won the Media League championship twice in the
Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner called the Metroland
office directly to complain to then-managing editor Stephen
Leon about his unfavorable review of the band’s album Let
Your Dim Light Shine.
did not have computers until 1986. And we did not begin delivering
finished pages to the printer electronically until 2005. Until
then, we pasted all the ads and copy on cardboard and delivered
these pages to our printer by courier.
facts about Metroland
production day in the early ’90s, staff writer Mike Goudreau
took a “dead” (finished) page out of the box to read
at his desk, and left it there, so it was not with the other
pages delivered to the printer in Pittsfield. Managing editor
Stephen Leon would have driven it himself, but he was about
to board a train to Chicago. Leon scrambled and found a last-minute
courier for the page.
Metroland art critic Ken Johnson went on to write for
such notable publications as Art in America, The
Boston Globe, and The New York Times.
writer Mike Goudreau left Metroland in the late ’90s
to work for VH1, where he is currently a supervising writer.
Editor Erin Sullivan left Metroland in 2002 to work
for the Baltimore City Paper, where she is currently
managing editor; she also serves on the AAN board with Stephen
Ackerman, who did freelance photography for Metroland in the
late ’80s and early ’90s, has since become a highly regarded
photographer and has had shows in New York and all over the
Region used to be called Metroland.